NEAL STREET FLAGSHIP STORE
The Natural Shoe Store wanted to re-design its client retail experience whilst maintaining its eco-philosophy.
Stripping back the original space enabled us to design the store as well as the furniture and fittings as a whole.
Using wood, leather and cold-rolled steel alongside displays made from re-crafted salvage furniture, we provided a relaxed but energising environment and individually designed displays to beautifully showcase the shoes.
Gill Wing are a gallery exhibiting unique jewellery. Established over twenty years ago, they are renowned for showcasing the most unusual and beautiful contemporary pieces.
Their newly designed space is light, refreshing and elegant. We took style and ecological betterment into account for this revitalised gallery space and made use of the entire front window, introducing a ‘greenhouse’ cabinet that can securely display jewellery pieces and act as a stage for dramatic displays.
To compliment the content of the gallery, we designed modern plinths and furniture, with clean edges to co-ordinate and compliment the gallery’s elegant curation. This included wall cabinets with cream and sooty coloured marblesque surfaces and silver speckled terrazzo surfaces.
There is a bespoke sofa, upholstered in a sea-blue velvet and a pull-out table, made for a efficient but relaxed consultation area.
All cabinets make use of electronic locks and specially designed LED lighting.
MADE WITH LOVE
Based on the theme ‘Made With Love’ our brief was to create displays to suit departments throughout Harrods.
Inspired by the quality of marble to enhance the workmanship of the product on display, we worked with the structures of ice-caves and cellular contours to draw the viewer's eye to the product.
The neutral colours and subtle textures kept the product centre-stage.
To achieve our concept of the marble layering, we developed a technique to print our hand-painted watercolour marble veins to multiple hand-carved layers and build up the displays.
The resulting range of displays are precisely replicated across the store to ensure complete consistency throughout.
Based on the drawing-boards and sketch-books of the featured international ateliers, the concept used a selection of materials within an elegant colour palette to give a luxury texture and feel.
A variety of displays were created to give flexibility across departments to give a strong and consistent theme throughout the store.
Our brief is to use unexpected materials in unexpected ways to create sculptural, eye-catching displays.
Our designs entice an international audience starting from the creative concept, through rigorous prototyping, to production here in London for each of the worldwide stores.
These one-off creations enhance the brand’s heritage of timeless craftsmanship and luxury.
Each bespoke display picks up on the key elements of the fragrance, complementing the design of the product and presenting it to its best.
With a bottle costing up to £40,000, the display is akin to that of a work of art.
Interpreting Christmas differently for each client involves designing to suit their brand and their brand personality.
Core to all the designs is to catch the viewer's eye, drawing them to the store, with the product displayed in a clear and appealing way.
GOLDSMITHS' FAIR 2016
Goldsmiths’ Fair is recognised internationally as the premier showcase in the UK for contemporary designer jewellery and silver.
As part of this year's fair we were asked to design, build and install several installations to showcase different areas of the fair.
Erin O'Connor Selects was an installation to display the world-famous supermodel's selection of 23 pieces from the fair as her role as guest-curator. The display featured printed textures, geometric shapes and bespoke-made concrete forms.
Barbara Cartlidge and Electrum Gallery: A Passion for Jewellery, an exhibition of fine jewellery by the pioneering Berlin-born British entrepreneur and designer-maker Barbara Cartlidge.
Silver: The Dark Side was a special display of new and recent work from some of the UK’s most exciting silversmiths and jewellers, featuring striking pieces with black oxidised silver surfaces, plating and non-precious metals.
The display was installed into what was previously an unused, awkward space. Special attention was paid to creating an exhibit full of drama and subtlety.